SCRA Field Day 1966

Sonoma County Radio Amateurs - Field Day - 1966 - predecessor activities to the publishing of Short Skip.

We were pleased to receive a series of early Field Day 35 mm slides.

These are from Donald E. (Don) ChristensenW6DZM and passed along by his daughter. (We have not been able to locate an obituary or information on Don, so if you have any information on Don, please pass it along. The Press Democrat obituary for Donald F. Christensen appears to be a different man.)

Some boxes are also identified W6LCZ - Kenneth Woodrow Christensen (1918-2012). You can read his obituary here.

Don and Kenneth were brothers.

1966 Field Day

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So Co Airport (Sonoma County Airport - was SRO, then STS)

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W6JOX in chopper

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Air view Seb. (Sebastopol)

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Chopper control

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Air view Seb. (Sebastopol)

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Scene from chopper

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Other Field Day Photos

1959 Photos

1960 Photos

1961 - not available

1962 - not available

1963 Photos

1964 Photos

1965 Photos

1966 Photos

1967 Photos

Here's a history of the club.  And, here's a table of the know officers and some key chairs since 1939.


SCRA held a very early Volunteer Examiner (VE) session.  It is believed to be the second held in the

Western Region, and perhaps the second in the nation.  Here are the VE documents from that session.


There's a great photo of the Club's station W6LFJ operating at the Red Cross at the Sonoma County

Library's archives:


The club's website can be found at or


Mike Von der Porten, AD6YB, has developed a CPVC version of the popular 2-meter tape measure antenna. 

For information click here.

last updated:  03/07/14 10:06:59 PM

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